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Vacheron Constantin
A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH THREE-TONE DIAL AND PULSOMETER 1942 REF 4072 MVT 431458 CASE 273541
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Vacheron Constantin
A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH THREE-TONE DIAL AND PULSOMETER 1942 REF 4072 MVT 431458 CASE 273541
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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Vacheron Constantin
A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH THREE-TONE DIAL AND PULSOMETER 1942 REF 4072 MVT 431458 CASE 273541
• Cal. 434, manual winding nickel lever movement • three-tone dial, Arabic and baton indexes to the silvery-grey centerfield, white chapter ring calibrated for fifths of a second, outer silvery-grey chapter ring calibrated for pulsations, two engine-turned gunmetal grey subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register • stainless steel case further signed Staybrite, faceted bezel, rectangular chronograph buttons, snap back • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 34 mm
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Provenance

The Peter Lin Watch Collection, Antiquorum New York, 2-3 December 2003, lot 214.

Catalogue Note

With an Extract from the Archives confirming sale in 1942.

With its dramatic and stunning three-tone dial and perfectly preserved case, the present lot offers an extraordinary opportunity for the connoisseur. It is well positioned among the most important Vacheron Constantin vintage wristwatches.

Stainless steel chronograph wristwatches are highly sought after by collectors, existing in far few quantities than examples in gold. It is far more common for these watches to feature tachometer or telemeter scales, and an example such as the present with a pulsometer scale was likely made at the special request of a medical professional. It is exceedingly rare to find a piece of this aesthetic and horological importance; the present lot is a perfect marriage of beauty and technology.

A similar stainless steel chronograph with pulsations dial is illustrated in Lambelet, C., & Coen, L., The World of Vacheron Constantin, p. 252.

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